IATI Signs MOU with Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)Sep. 14, 2017
The IATI is honored to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The MOU intends to allow bilateral collaborated projects, supporting the advancement of engineering and technology in both states through shared knowledge, academic exchanges and by joint conferences. The MoU was signed by Karin Mayer Rubinstein, IATI CEO, and Nigel Fine, IET CEO, during Innovate Israel Conference in London, in the presence of Israeli Ambassador to the UK Mr. Mark Regev and British ambassador to Israeli Mr. David Quarrey. We thank Mr. Hugo Bieber of UK Israel Business and hope for a successful co-operation!
Earlier that week, IATI CEO also gave a presentation at Innovate Israel 2017 Conference. Her speech focused on the need to enhance publc-private partnerships within the Israeli Innovation Nation and its global ecosystem.
From the press release:
The agreement sets out how the two organisations will cooperate on projects to support the advancement of engineering and technology through shared knowledge, academic exchanges and by hosting joint conferences.
The MoU was signed by Nigel Fine, IET Chief Executive and Karin Mayer Rubinstein, Chief Executive Officer at IATI, at Innovate Israel on 12 September 2017, at an event bringing together world leading Israeli technology founders, hosted by the IET and UK Israel Business.
IATI CEO & President Karin Mayer Rubinstein said: "The MOU with IET will help both sides locate mutual opportunities for new innovative tech training and education projects. IATI will leverage such opportunities into growth potential for its members, as one of our main challenges is the promotion of STEM education on the national level in Israel. This is done seeing the current shortage of local skilled high-tech professionals and starts already with school children. In addition, we thrive to train and integrate populations who are under-represented in the tech world, such as women, Ethiopian Israelis, Arab Israelis and orthodox Jews, so as to promote more diversity in the industry".
Speaking about the announcement, Nigel Fine said: “There’s a huge amount of exciting innovation and insight coming from the Israeli technology industry. This Memorandum of Understanding is a great way for us to strengthen our relationship with IATI and collaborate on some exciting projects that advance engineering and technology standards, knowledge and innovation across various sectors of the industry.”